Man-Making

The Way of Life, Boyd K. Packer

We are all blind, until we see
That in the [universal] plan
Nothing is worth the making if
It does not make the man.
Why build these [buildings] glorious,
If man unbuilded goes?
In vain we build the [world], unless
The builder also grows.

Source: Boyd K. Packer in his April 2000 General Conference Address, The Cloven Tongues of Fire, quoting Edwin Markham’s 1948 poem “Man-Making.” Boyd K. Packer is a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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